Sayidaty Kitchen among top apps in Arab world

Sayidaty Kitchen is followed by more than 5 million people on Facebook, 460,000 on Instagram and 52,000 on Twitter.
Updated 16 December 2018
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Sayidaty Kitchen among top apps in Arab world

Sayidaty Kitchen, a popular website and mobile app for Middle Eastern and international cuisines in the Arab world, has registered the highest number of hits from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in 2018 and topped a record-breaking 8 million visitors and 1.4 million users in October this year.
The online portal, described as “the comprehensive guide to the Gulf and Arab lady who loves cooking and looking for everything unique in the world of delicious recipes and culinary connoisseurs,” offers over 3,000 oriental and international recipes.
Sayidaty Kitchen is followed by more than 5 million people on Facebook, 460,000 on Instagram and 52,000 on Twitter.
“Sayidaty Kitchen was able to win the hearts of obsessive foodies in the region and beyond and saw significant growth and activity in its social media platforms and mobile app over the past year, putting it among the top gastronomic platforms in the Arab world,” a press release said.
Over 266,000 users downloaded the mobile application, including 83,000 from Saudi Arabia, 91,000 iOS users, and 175 Android users. The application ranked ninth in the food and drink category of the App Store in Saudi Arabia as of Nov. 7.
Moreover, Sayidaty Kitchen will feature the first weekly show “Khalena Notbokh Sah” on its online platform and social media networks from Dec. 15. The show will have 10 episodes featuring top Saudi chefs and influencers from the region and beyond.
“Sayidaty Kitchen seeks to be the first online destination for culinary lovers worldwide and the electronic platform for international cooks, bloggers and global foodies,” the press release said.


STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

A man passes the Saudi Telecom STC office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 6, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 20 January 2019
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STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest for internet testing and analysis, has recognized Saudi Telecom Company (STC) as the “fastest mobile network” in Saudi Arabia. STC achieved a speed score of 29.99 Mbps, with an average download speed of 32.95 Mbps.
The award is an outcome of millions of tests actively initiated by customers across the network to check internet speeds using various applications, and web and mobile platforms.
The Speedtest awards for top providers are determined using a “Speed Score” that incorporates a measure of each provider’s network speeds (download and upload) to rank network speed performance. The STC network was determined as the fastest in the Kingdom.
The telecom giant plans to increase this speed dramatically in the next couple of years to provide “impressive speeds and incorporate future services with KPIs (key performance indicators) targeting higher data rates, very low latency, massive device connectivity, IoT and energy efficiency services.” To achieve this, STC is transforming its existing network, upgrading its 4G-LTE network and rolling out the 5G network.
Haithem Al-Faraj, senior vice president, tech and ops, STC, said: “Our mission has always been to enrich society by providing second-to-none experience with the network. We are continuously improving our network speeds and rolling out new network technologies and services. STC 4G network is transforming all the time to provide remarkably faster speeds.”
He added: “We are also commercially rolling out the 5G network to introduce innovative services to our deserving customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the region. This esteemed Ookla award is a true manifestation of STC efforts to continually improve the network and get the network ready for the digital era, and to meet the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
We are very proud of this award and look forward to many similar awards and successes in the near future.”
STC is playing a pivotal role in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as an enabler for digital transformation in the public and private sectors and in the development of telecommunications and ICT infrastructure.